Fears of chemical plant explosion as Harvey floods shut down oil refineries

An industrial chemical manufacturer has warned its plant outside Houston could explode as fears turned to potential fuel contamination and ten oil refineries in the impact zone of tropical storm Harvey were shut down. Arkema, an industrial chemical manufacturer, has warned that Read More …

Labour calls on Jeremy Hunt to take ‘urgent’ action over NHS cyber security after alarming leaked report

Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, has been told to take “urgent” action to prevent another devastating cyber attack on the NHSafter a leaked internal report revealed a string of digital security failings in the health service. The report, by NHS Digital’s head Read More …

Texan nuclear plant runs through Hurricane Harvey

South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC) said it implemented its severe weather plan and completed hurricane preparations ahead of Hurricane Harvey striking the Texas Gulf Coast on 25 August. The company said storm crews comprising some 175 workers – Read More …

British paramedics to start carrying antidote to deadly nerve gas amid fears terrorists are plotting a chemical strike on Britain

Paramedics are being equipped with an antidote to some of the deadliest nerve agents amid fears terrorists are plotting a chemical strike on Britain. Thousands of frontline medics have already received the epipen-style devices that could combat VX or sarin, Read More …

NHS trust hit by cyber attack cancels operations and asks patients not to come to hospital ‘unless it is essential’

Scotland’s third-largest NHS trust is appealing for patients not to attend hospital unless it is “essential” amid an ongoing cyber attack. Operations and appointments have been cancelled by NHS Lanarkshire and people are being warned they could be turned away, but a spokesperson insisted there were Read More …